I have made it finally to sunny Australia! O.k maybe not so sunny at this point. My new home is trendster city Melbourne. The city is a lot like home-vibrant, exciting and multicultural.
The fashion here is very creative and liberal. Quite unlike that of home. I feel like I can throw on just about anything and I won’t be getting stares on the public transport or while I walk down the street. I actually dared to wear a full length jumpsuit the other day and did not feel self-conscious in the least! I love that about this city. I love that people are faily non-judgemental and are free to express themselves any way they like. I dare say, I love this city.
Despite a drama and stressed filled first week here I find myself settling into my new home well enough. I have the support of some amazing friends here and abroad who are making my transition smooth. So far I have not had any major breakdowns except when my mother left and just now when I saw a photo of her. They were only short periods of tearful homesickness but I can deal with that I think.
I am currently staying in residence which is a big step down from my luxurious room at home which I had everything I wanted and privacy to boot. I find it hard to bond with my roomates. I say that it is because they are all in the same programs as one another so have had time to bond and see each other in class everyday, but part of me is not so sure. I can be quite the anti social loner sometimes. Perhaps I am not engaging enough? I suppose I can try harder. But I don’t really feel like it.
I start school tomorrow and I am nervous and excited. I can’t wait to see what this year has to bring for me. I can say what I hope will happen, but really does it matter? I am here to grow and am open to every experience that comes my way. I have already put myself in situations that I might not have normally. I have a long way to go, but I can only put myself out there and hope for the best. I must remind myself that I am trying to make the most of this year and that I should open myself to new experiences! Just say yes!